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MINI Cooper KW Coilover Variant 2 Gen2 R60 Countryman R61 Paceman

MINI Cooper KW Coilover Variant 2 Gen2 R60 Countryman R61 Paceman

MINI Cooper KW Coilover Variant 2 Gen2 R60 Countryman R61 Paceman
Selected: Variant 2
Part No: G2NMS3106
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Fits the following:
MINI (2002-Current)
Select variations below for more information:
Performance Coilover products from KW Automotive for any MINI! For many years, KW automotive GmbH is the epitome for premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement. KW offers its customers the largest suspension program world-wide. The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox line” in three damping versions – such a variety of products is unsurpassed on the market. Moreover, KW automotive GmbH develops racing solutions for national and international motor sports. The racing program KW competition is successfully used by numerous racing teams on many race tracks around the world.

Fits the following models:

2011-2016 R60 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Countryman
2013-2016 R61 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Paceman

Also compatible with ALL4 and JCW models

KW Variant 2 - Sport Handling with adjustable rebound damping

This system intended for the experienced driver who does not only wish to determine the individual lowering of his vehicle, but also wishes to carry out setup adjustments. The adjustable rebound damper allows adjusting the pitch and roll behaviour of the vehicle and therefore the driving pleasure can be adapted to the own requirements.

[ ] Damping technology with individually adjustable rebound
[ ] Individually height adjustable
[ ] Adjustment parameters approved by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)
[ ] Fully finished complete solution
[ ] High-quality components for long durability
[ ] Comprehensive documentation for easy use

Front: 1.2" to 2.2"
Rear: 1.2" to 2.2"

Compression- and rebound adjustment

As far it is vehicle-specifically possible, the rebound damping is adjusted by a spindle at the end of the piston rod. Mainly, the traction phase (rebound) controls car body vibrations and also influences handling and comfort in the low-speed damping range. By using the traction phase adjustment, the vehicle can be adapted to the requirements of the driver. Moreover the driving behavior can be regulated from comfortably rolling to sporty and tense with improved road holding characteristics.

The compression phase adjustment is carried out at the lower end of the shock absorber via our patented multi-purpose valve. The large number of pre-set parameters of this valve allows for a wide range of adjustment for individual use. The unique low-speed compression adjustment significantly distinguishes this technology from any other. In this compression range, the driving behavior of the vehicle is drastically influenced. An increase of the damping power supports the vehicle already during compression and therefore avoids rolling and pitching. The directional stability is significantly improved.


Lowering the ride height will add negative camber to the rear. For best results, you should add adjustable rear control arms to correct the rear camber after lowering your car. If you choose not to correct the rear camber, your rear tires will wear unevenly. Install the rear adjustable control arms and have the alignment corrected.

You can find Adjustable Rear Control Arms here.




See the Mini Cooper Shock and Struts Application Guide for a listing of all non-factory shocks and struts.


Rural roads, Nova Scotia, Canada and operating a 2013 JCW MINI Countryman All4 automatic. Hard-pressed to discover the appropriate replacement shocks and struts. As I search KW systems always seem to show up as appropriate for the JCW Countryman R60. I need to know all that needs to be ordered down to the last bolt. I do not necessarily want to lower the car significantly, rural roads and all. If I am overkill, I am hoping you will advise accordingly; likewise, if there are options, I am open to suggestions. KW Variant 3's sound impressive but I think out of my need zone. I wish to do all 4 corners and am hoping for your insights.
I would agree the KW coilovers are indeed 'overkill' for your needs. The coilovers will lower the car 1.0 - 1.5 inches, even at the tallest setting. You mentioned 'need road comfort' and coilovers will not provide that.

Coilovers in general are indeed too much for your needs based on what you described. I might have you look at the Bilstein B6 shocks - you can use these with the stock springs so the ride height is not reduced. Unfortunately, the B6 front left strut is currently on backorder at Bilstein and they don't have an eta....

Unfortunately, we don't have much else to offer to fit your requirements.

Mini Mania Tech Team

The MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories Experts

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Created: January 22, 2016
Performance Coilover products from KW Automotive for any MINI! For many years, KW automotive GmbH is the epitome for premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement.